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Disability: More Than Back Pain and Depression

May 28th, 2020

When people think of applying for Social Security disability (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, often times it is based on having back/spinal problems or mental health impairments such as depression and anxiety.  These are the most common impairments serving as the basis of a disability claim.

However, even though the topic on everyone’s minds these days surrounds COVID-19, remember that a disability can take many forms.  People may suffer from diabetes and the many impairments caused by diabetes (e.g., neuropathy and retinopathy).  People also have cancer, non-alcohol induced pancreatitis, Hepatitis C, HIV, congestive heart failure, chronic migraines, IBS, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, MS, chronic seizures, a traumatic brain injury, blindness, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD and many other impairments.

If you are considering applying for disability benefits but are unsure if your particular diagnosis can serve as the basis of a claim, chances are a viable disability claim can be based on almost any impairment that is “severe” and necessitates recurrent medical treatment.  At Henson Fuerst, we strongly recommend that if you are unsure if your particular impairment can get you approved for disability benefits that you contact our North Carolina disability attorneys immediately.  We will give you an honest assessment if your impairments support a winnable disability claim.  It is best to consult an experienced social security disability attorney first instead of assuming that because you do not have a bad back or are depressed that you cannot get approved for disability benefits.  Even the most obscure of diagnoses may potentially support a claim.  Contact Henson Fuerst online or by calling 919-781-1107 today to discuss your case.